Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Are You Listening Now?

While you're watching election results come in tonight, take a minute and read Paul Ibrahim's column at The North Star National. An excerpt:

No one’s life is a waste,” a colleague wrote me in reaction to Dede Scozzafava’s withdrawal from the NY-23 congressional election. “You can always serve as a bad example.”

While we can certainly agree with this statement, it is about time we ask, how many bad examples does the Republican establishment need before it learns its lesson?

In 2004, strong support from the Republican establishment allowed liberal senator Arlen Specter to survive a Republican primary challenge from conservative congressman Pat Toomey by a minuscule margin.

Ibrahim goes on to outline just exactly why so many are fed up with the Republican establishment. Dede Scozzafava was just the latest example. He closes with this line:

Thus, until the Republican establishment truly gets it – and it might take a long time – conservatives must unite in pledging not one more cent to the Republican Party. There is no sense in subsidizing a permanent Republican minority – and one that isn’t even true to its principles.

I couldn't agree more.

H/T: Hot Air


  1. Exactly. I just sent a fund raising letter I received from Michael Steele and the GOP back with this written across it:

    When the GOP stops backing libs like Dede Scozzafava, we may give the GOP money!

    My money will go to conservative candidates. I hope the GOP "hears us now".